Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Blood Analogues and Flow Stress Visualization for Medical Device Testing
Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division
Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
|Keith Alan Gillis
|Steven David Hudson
|Jodie Gail Pope
|Paul Francis Salipante
Medical devices that pump blood should do so without damaging the blood. Damage may be either homolysis or thrombosis, which are both life-threatening conditions. To aid those responsible for medical device approval, we seek to develop methods to measure local stress states in benchmark constriction-flow geometries that lead to blood damage. For example, we seek improvements in flow-field imaging, flow birefringence imaging, and model fluids that replicate non-Newtonian blood rheology and that contain suitable probes.
blood; medical devices; flow metrology; non-Newtonian flow; fluid dynamics; stress; birefringence; velocimetry; particle tracking; colloid suspension; homolysis; thrombosis
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants